# division sign

division sign
noun

The definition of a division sign is the symbol used to mean the mathematical act of division.

An example of division sign is ÷.

## division sign

the sign (÷) used to indicate that the preceding number or quantity is to be divided by the following number or quantity (Ex.: 8÷4=2 or 2a÷a=2)

## division sign

noun

- The symbol (÷) placed between two quantities written on a single line to indicate the division of the first by the second.
- The symbol (/) placed between two quantities written horizontally, as in
^{2}_{3}, or the symbol (-) placed between two quantities written vertically, as in^{2}_{3}, to indicate a fraction.